Rachel Blackmore was honoured on the annual Horse Racing Eire awards ceremony which was hosted in Dublin this week.

Rachael Blackmore was offered with the award for ‘Nationwide Hunt Achievement’. Blackmore regained her lead on the head of the jockeys’ championship eventually weekend’s Fairyhouse Winter Competition when she maintained her sensational successful type. Her success on Patricks Park on the Dublin Racing Competition and three winners on the Punchestown Competition saved her identify in lights as did her unprecedented treble at Tipperary in July changing into the primary feminine rider to finish such a feat. In more moderen instances, Bedrock has been a grade two and a grade three winner for her.

In the meantime Donnacha O’Brien gained the flat award. In a sensational yr, Donnacha was topped champion jockey for the primary time with a complete of 111 winners and gained his first classics in 2018 in each Eire and England when taking the English 2,000 Guineas on Saxon Warrior and the Dubai Responsibility Free Irish Derby on Latrobe, skilled by his brother Joseph. He additionally landed the Epsom Oaks on Perpetually Collectively and additional group one successes with two-year-olds Ten Sovereigns, Fairyland and Magna Grecia.

The winners in ten classes, together with 4 new awards, had been introduced at a ceremony which was attended by most of the trade’s main figures. Visitor of honour was Minister for Agriculture, Meals and the Marine Michael Creed (TD) and friends had been welcomed by chairman of HRI, Nicky Hartery.

The winners of the 16th annual awards had been as follows:

Irish Racing Hero Award: Katie Walsh & Nina Carberry
Contribution to the Trade Award: Dr Adrian McGoldrick
Horse of the Yr Award: Alpha Centauri
Nationwide Hunt Award: Willie Mullins
Flat Award: Donnacha O’Brien
Nationwide Hunt Achievement Award: Rachael Blackmore
Flat Achievement Award: Patrick Prendergast
Level-To-Level Award: Barry O’Neill
Trip of the Yr Award: Derek O’Connor
Racecourse of the Yr Award: Punchestown Racecourse

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